8100 and Actiontec NIC

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I formatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro and now my network
will not connect. XP says the cable is disconnected (tried several know
good connections). I'm pretty sure its a driver issue but the XP native and
Dell drivers for this card don't work. Has anyone found a good driver for
this configuration?
Pierre Aterianus
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Is there an indication of a problem in Device Manager? Might want to try
    deleting it and letting the system detect it again.

    Did you check their web site for the latest driver?
    http://www.actiontec.com/support/support_prod.html


    "Pierre Aterianus" <aterianus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:cXjtc.27393$zO3.2604@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > I formatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro and now my network
    > will not connect. XP says the cable is disconnected (tried several know
    > good connections). I'm pretty sure its a driver issue but the XP native
    and
    > Dell drivers for this card don't work. Has anyone found a good driver for
    > this configuration?
    > Pierre Aterianus
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Interestingly I took the laptop to work and it immediately came up on the
    network. Starting to wonder if my router is at fault. Its a Dlink DI-604
    and cycling power didn't have any effect. My NT and XP Home desktops have
    no problem connecting to the router.
    Pierre Aterianus

    "snoopy" <snoop-dog@my-doghouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Zv2dneN2fKI_UijdRVn-vw@comcast.com...
    > Is there an indication of a problem in Device Manager? Might want to try
    > deleting it and letting the system detect it again.
    >
    > Did you check their web site for the latest driver?
    > http://www.actiontec.com/support/support_prod.html
    >
    >
    > "Pierre Aterianus" <aterianus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:cXjtc.27393$zO3.2604@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >> I formatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro and now my network
    >> will not connect. XP says the cable is disconnected (tried several know
    >> good connections). I'm pretty sure its a driver issue but the XP native
    > and
    >> Dell drivers for this card don't work. Has anyone found a good driver
    >> for
    >> this configuration?
    >> Pierre Aterianus
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Thu, 27 May 2004 23:02:12 GMT, "Pierre Aterianus"
    <aterianus@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Interestingly I took the laptop to work and it immediately came up on the
    >network. Starting to wonder if my router is at fault. Its a Dlink DI-604
    >and cycling power didn't have any effect. My NT and XP Home desktops have
    >no problem connecting to the router.
    > Pierre Aterianus

    Must be a bad design. I have a friend with the same problem. She has
    one of those miniPCI modem/NIC Actiontech combos. It will not work on
    my Router as well as a friend of mine's too. But I have a old NIC
    HUB, that it does work with, as well as a direct connection to my
    cable modem.

    Of course deal with Dell was impossible, and since my friend uses dial
    up, it was no big deal for her. I had her get the NIC combo so I
    could do the big updates and d/l when needed. Now I just either set
    up my hub, or use a USB NIC I have.

    You know what to do: shdb at slip dot net
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I tried switching to 1/2 duplex and it started to work on and off. Bypassed
    the router and finally connected. I'll try the hub idea next since I don't
    want to loose my connection to my other three devices.
    Pierre Aterianus

    "See signature below" <fake_address@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:v73db01knbsbk6vfciqs36u45m09a0ne5l@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 27 May 2004 23:02:12 GMT, "Pierre Aterianus"
    > <aterianus@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Interestingly I took the laptop to work and it immediately came up on the
    >>network. Starting to wonder if my router is at fault. Its a Dlink DI-604
    >>and cycling power didn't have any effect. My NT and XP Home desktops have
    >>no problem connecting to the router.
    >> Pierre Aterianus
    >
    > Must be a bad design. I have a friend with the same problem. She has
    > one of those miniPCI modem/NIC Actiontech combos. It will not work on
    > my Router as well as a friend of mine's too. But I have a old NIC
    > HUB, that it does work with, as well as a direct connection to my
    > cable modem.
    >
    > Of course deal with Dell was impossible, and since my friend uses dial
    > up, it was no big deal for her. I had her get the NIC combo so I
    > could do the big updates and d/l when needed. Now I just either set
    > up my hub, or use a USB NIC I have.
    >
    > You know what to do: shdb at slip dot net
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